Thursday, March 20, 2014

Saving Mr. Banks

My husband and I decided it would be more economical to buy the movies we want, and forgo the movie-going-babysitter-paying experience. Neither of us mind since neither of us like being without our adorable baby.

So, we recently bought Gravity, and you know how that turned out.

Well, today I bought and watched Saving Mr. Banks, another hard-to-watch movie but for an entirely different reason. This movie was hard to watch because the flashbacks were mind-numbingly boring, oh, and so was the rest of the film. All the best parts were in the previews.

I spent the entire movie consumed with distaste for PL Travers's attitude, (although, I agree, throw those wretched pears out the window! "Go swimming, crumbly apples!") Certain things she did cracked me up. Putting Mickey in time-out for example, was funny, and such, but... oh man. The boring in that movie was relentless.

Great performances by everyone, (I even liked Colin Farrel in it!) and it had a very sweet message that WE ALREADY GOT FROM MARY POPPINS, so I say...  worthless, boring, film. So, I'm going to tell you one thing...

JUST. RE-WATCH. MARY. POPPINS. And maybe get on Wikipedia if you want to know all about PL Travers.

The end.

Maybe it would have been better trimmed down.

NOW the end.

Saturday, March 8, 2014


Excuse me while I duck out half way through this movie to put my baby to sleep, even though he's not remotely tired.

Using babies for an excuse is one of the perks of being a mom.

But I'm not the only one who wanted out of seeing the rest of this film.

The movie starts by being hard to watch and grows from there.

These two, (Bullock and Clooney, or Bullcloo,) keep going back and forth between, "Let me die," and "No, you let me die," until I finally don't believe either of them.

Apparently people really like this movie. Apparently I am not one of them.